I am Grechelle Luna Pitogo and becoming a doctor is my childhood dream. I am not from a wealthy family, I am just lucky that I have a supportive parents who is willing to work hard to help me reach my dreams, which is also their dream for me. The pace of the story goes smoothly, sometimes I have a part-time job that can help provide my and my sister`s allowance and the rent for the boarding house and somewhat my parents can manage to find a way to pay for my tuition fee. Then my father got hospitalized for his diabetes. Our little savings was gone and we still have some debt to pay. I have to skip some of my classes, if we don`t have an exam and without my mother`s knowledge, so I can have a time to find an additional income. Despite our situation our parents never failed to send us our weekly allowance of Php 1000.00 which is for a medical student is not even enough for school expenses but we never complain because we know that they also have their own needs that they should attend to especially my father.That money is where we get our daily needs for the whole week and if lucky enough and I can find a part time job for that week, which is a mighty struggle because of the schedules of my classes, my sister and I can have an additional allowance.If no extra income,we don`t have an extra allowance so the time that we should eat is the required 3 times a day meal only, no other extra expenses for food are allowed because we will run out of budget.I am just lucky that one of the lodgers in our boarding house has a broadband connection so I just grab the chance and connected to his internet connection so I can do my research and other internet needs.
Maybe you are asking why I am still pursuing my study. Why don`t I quite and find a job to help my family. I was there. I also told my mother but she insisted that I continue and they will not stop finding ways to aid me in this journey. As the eldest it hurts seeing them going through all that but it`s more painful to break their hopes and dreams by giving up mine. They are still fighting for me, so who am I to quit.
I am narrating our situation not to ask for pity but to give you an overview as to why I came up with this resort, because this time I just can`t do it on my own.Kindly help me, I have nothing.
I`m knocking at your pages hoping that you can spare some of your money to help me raise the needed amount for my tuition fee. My situation is not a tear provoking one but I`m fighting for my dreams,for my family and for the people that I can help in the future. I may not return the favor directly but know that it will not end in me.
Thank you for your time.